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Ryerson University Entrance Funding, Scholarships and Awards

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Ted Rogers School Entrance Scholarship & Awards

Thanks to a $15 million donation from Ted and Loretta Rogers, each year the Ted Rogers School of Management issues a total of 24 Graduate Entrance Scholarships and Awards worth up to $20,000 each.

Ted Rogers School Graduate Entrance Scholarship

The criteria for a Ted Rogers Graduate Entrance Scholarship is based solely on demonstrated academic excellence. This scholarship is open to full-time and part-time domestic applicants and full-time international applicants. Please indicate your interest in being considered for this scholarship when applying to the program on your application form. Scholarships are worth up to $20,000 each for full-time and up to $5,000 each for part-time candidates.

 Ted Rogers School Graduate Entrance Award

The criteria for a Ted Rogers Graduate Entrance Award include academic excellence, extracurricular/community involvement, and financial need. Successful applicants (domestic students only) to the program will receive an application from the administrator before the start of the studies.

 Indigenous Graduate Student Awards

The Indigenous Graduate Student Awards are a suite of awards and bursaries established by the Yeates School of Graduate Studies (YSGS) to support Indigenous students in pursuing graduate education at Ryerson.  

Yeates School Of Graduate Studies Entrance Funding

Ryerson Graduate Fellowship (RGF)

A Ryerson Graduate Fellowship is a merit-based scholarship allocated on a competitive basis. All eligible domestic applicants offered admission will automatically be considered. No separate application is required.

Ryerson Graduate Development Award (RGDA)

A Ryerson Graduate Development Award (RGDA) is a non-merit-based award provided by an individual graduate program.All eligible domestic and international applicants offered admission will automatically be considered. No separate application is required.

External Sources of Funding and Financial Aid

Applicants are encouraged to conduct research on external organizations that may offer scholarships or bursaries. There are many scholarships and bursaries available to Graduate students via external organizations and sometimes employers.

Ontario Graduate Scholarship Program (OGS)

OGS awards are merit-based scholarships available to students in all disciplines of academic study. OGS has a value of $15,000 per year and each is tenable for a maximum of one (1) year (three (3) terms) and a minimum of two (2) consecutive terms. To learn more, visit the Yeates School of Graduate Studies website and contact your program about eligibility details.

SE Health Michael Decter Scholarship for Health Leadership and Policy Studies ($5000), external link

This award seeks high-performing students entering the first year of a graduate health leadership/policy program who are passionate about making a difference in the Canadian health care landscape. Applications for students entering a program in Sept 2018 were due Nov 5, 2018. The 2018 application package required a submission demonstrating personal vision for health policy or leadership as well as three references.

Government Loans (OSAP), external link

All Graduate Programs at the Ted Rogers School of Management are accredited by the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). Upon acceptance to one of these programs, students may apply for a government student loan. For more information on how to apply for a government student loan, please visit OSAP, external link.

Scholarships and Awards for Indigenous Students

Ryerson Aboriginal Student Services maintains a list of internal and external bursaries, awards and scholarships on its website, some of which are open to graduate students. They also offer assistance in completing budgets and application forms. Among the ones available to graduate students are:

PDF fileIndigenous Student Bursary (deadline in January)

Established in the 2008-09 academic year as part of the Government of Ontario’s Indigenous Education Strategy. Value up to $3500.

PDF fileRyerson Faculty Association Scholarship (deadline in November)

Acknowledges the efforts of Aboriginal students who maintain academic proficiency, as well as demonstrate a commitment to Social Justice and/or Labour Relations both on- and off-campus. One scholarships of $2500 is awarded to a graduate student each year.

Indspire, external link

Indspire is a national Indigenous-led registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people for the long term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada. They offer a number of bursaries, awards and scholarships, external linkfor post-secondary students with deadlines throughout the year.

For further information on financial aid at Ryerson University, visit Student Financial Assistance and Graduate Funding.


The availability and monetary value of all awards, bursaries and scholarships are subject to change without notice. We are not responsible for the content of external links. Please follow the links to each award for the most up to date information.